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There are three main categories of information contained in the articles of the wikipedia. The policies below show how to enter such information. Where an article contains more than one type of information, all of the appropriate policies should be followed.

If you have any queries about these policies, feel free to ask about them on the talk page.

Canon refers to the official body of work related to Leisure Suit Larry originally published or officially licensed by Sierra (or currently CodeMasters/Replay). These include the original Al Lowe LSL games, and the non Al Lowe games, and any future remakes or sequels, and various assorted game documentation & manuals and other officially endorsed LSL-related material (including Strategy Guides and novelizations), or any other official material required for the complete LSL experience. However the reliability of individual sources may very.

While this wiki acknowledges that Al Lowe had nothing to do with the later Larry Lovage games, these games are still treated as part of the official Sierra/Codemasters series and information is included as is from a NPOV (Neutral Point of View). Even LSLR acknowledges Larry has a nephew from these games.

In general due to the nature of continuity between later games in the series and other source material, the original LSL is considered more closely related trilogy than the remakes (or the original Softporn Adventure); i.e. LSL3 ends with Larry creating first scene of the original LSL1 on his computer. Though in general the differences are marginal; some of the injokes in the VGA remake poke fun at the fact that it was a remake made at a later date with knowledge of previously made games in the series (I.E. references to Patti, and even the missing LSL4). In general it is the first releases (sans Softporn Adventure) that make up the Timeline article (which suggests that Larry Laffer's adventures occurred over the course of the 80's and 90's, and Larry Lovage games occurred in the 21st century). The original vga remake of LSL1 is a kind of a special case in that it kind of plays itself as both a retelling of the original LSL1 but is also self-referential to having occured/created in more modern times after releases of previous 3 Larry games (and missing copy of LSL4). MCL alludes to this by acknowledging both original and the remakes of LSL1 as kinda seperate adventures games Larry was self aware of being part of(most of the early Larry games are played as if Larry is character within a game, and is self-aware that he is a character in a game, with Larry escaping the games universe for a time at the end of LSL3, and helping to create his own games).

The Larry Lovage games are currently acknowledged as being the 8th and 9th games respectively (counting the unproduced 4th game). But room is left open for the possibility that Al Lowe may continue the series with his own '8th game' in the future.

This policy is based on SQ Omnipedia:Canon Policy.

The following policies only refer to articles in the main namespace.
Pages in other namespaces (such as Help, User or Talk) are not covered.

Information Regarding LSL1-3, 4-9, Reloaded

Information regarding official games, manuals, hint books, and novels are considered official and can be entered normally. Any discrepencies can be pointed out in the "behind the scenes" section of the article. All articles must be referenced to the appropriate game or documentation as follows:

Articles relating to only one game, or with only very general information

Add the appropriate category to the end of the article. The categories are:

                   [[Category:Softporn Adventure]]

Articles where more than one game is referenced

Each piece of information must be referenced to its particular game. This can be achieved by referring to particular eras within the text (e.g. the LSL1 era) or by using footnotes. For more information on creating footnotes, see the quick reference guide.

Reloaded Series

The official Larry Suit Larry Reloaded series modernizes the series into the 21st century, with an expanded and alternate storylines, new characters, new alternate versions of old characters, new names for old characters, etc; thus it represents an alternate rebooted timeline. Although technically placing Larry into an alternate version of the 'game world' (formerly Sierra World) much like the original Larry I VGAremake (which referenced Leisure Suity Larry 4). Reloaded offers other nods to the classic Sierra Larry series vs. the new series (the game world is apparently stuck in the early to mid-1980's). However certain aspects of the new Reloaded (game world) contradict the overall continuity of the original game series (Bear replaces Brutus and is not owned by Eve, etc).

Larry, can encounter a character named Larry (Short Man) who appears to represent the original Larry Laffer from the original games but aged 20 years (to acknowledge the some 26 years since LSL1 was originally released), and there are a few nods to old series, and the LSL:The Missing Floppies. But Al Lowe also shows up to point out that this is Larry's world 'Reloaded'. Larry appears to find 'Ken W' to be strangely familiar (which appears to be a loose nod to deja vu of Larry I being remade previously). There are other self referential references where Larry knows he is in a new version of the game world and interacts with the Narrator. As if Larry has again crossed the border between parallel universes.  Larry also knows of his nephew Larry Lovage who may not have been born or at most just a child in 1987 (again a reference to the old timeline running concurrently and on top of the reloaded timeline).

The Reloaded Series is treated like any other official source. But some articles may be split into separate topics such as "Topic (Reloaded)" for example see Larry Laffer (Reloaded): This allows for a more detailed discussion of the topics history in the new parallel universe, and discuss how they diverged from the original continuity. Otherwise Reloaded Universe is treated as a continuation in Larry's experiences from the old Sierra universe (hence the memories of the old universe).

There are also three timelines a basic timeline that places all references into a single timeline, and follows Larry's travels through Sierra World, world outside of the games, and his current journey through the Reloaded universe. The other two split information between Sierra World specific version of continuity, and the other which is specific to the Reloaded universe's continuity.

Information regarding fan fiction and fan games

Fan fiction and fan games are disputed, and are simply not officially canon. It is unlikely that any decision could be made where all fans agree. For this reason, information on fan fiction and games is restricted and allowed only within the guidelines of the following policies:

Fan fiction

Fan fiction should be categorized as [[Category:Fan Fiction]]. A story should be relatively complete (containing at least a single chapter) and published on a website.

Cancelled fan games and fan games that are on hold

Cancelled fan games and fan games that are on hold are entitled to one article - no other information should be included in any other article. They must be categorised as [[Category:Fan games (cancelled)]]. They are not to be listed on the Fan Material main page.

Fan games whose work is in progress

Fan games whose work is in progress must be categorised as [[Category:Fan games (work in progress]].

Fan games that are expected to be completed are classed as those that have their own website, have recent updates (every 2-3 months) and have provided some form screenshot or concept art.

Fan games whose work in progress must follow the policies set out for fan games that are on hold (see above). That is entitled to one article, and no information should be included in any other article (unless a release is imminent). If updates are routine, it is also entitled to a link from the Fan Material (this will be set up by experienced omnipedia editors). If 2-3 months go by without an update the link may be removed.

Released Fan Games

Fan games that have been publically released are entitled to a Category of their own. This category must be a subcategory of [[Category:Fan Games]]. They are also entitled to a link from the Fan Material (this will be set up by experienced omnipedia editors).

Articles where more than one fan fiction or fan game is referenced

As the canonicity of fan games and fan fiction is disputed, a compromise has been reached. All information regarding sourced from fan games must be contained in its own section entitled "[topic] (unofficial)".

If the material is substantial it may be split off to its own page.

Articles relating to only one game

Articles referring to only one game do not need to use the above heading. Instead they should include the template FanArticle.

Example Usage: {{FanArticle|game=[[Leisure Suit Larry]]}}

Which Produces: Template:FanArticle

Meta and Non-Canon Information

This includes:

  • Information that comes from fanfiction
  • Information containing speculation
  • Information about references to the real world
  • Any other meta and non-canon information

If fan related material directly from fan fiction or fan games included in a canon topic should be put under the canon material in a section entitled "[topic] in the unofficial sources" (if it is specifically from a fan game, then sources could be replaced with "games").

Speculation from the fan community, information concerning the real world, etc, may be included in a "behind the scenes" section.

Note: If an entire article is meta or non-canon, it is sufficient to post a smaller message at the top of the article, which should say something like this: Template:Meta

Advertising and Off-topic discussions

King's Quest Omnipedia follows a policy similar to that of Wikipedia (though somewhat looser). But in general, keep in mind that King's Quest Omnipedia is not a soapbox, a battleground, or a vehicle for propaganda, advertising and showcasing. This applies to articles, categories, templates, talk page discussions, and user pages. Therefore, content hosted is not for:

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Non-disruptive statements of opinion on internal policies and guidelines may be made on user pages, as they are relevant to the current and future operation of the project.


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